I am currently watching "C-SPAN" with the author of the book "The Politically Incorrect Guide To Capitalism" - Robert Murphy. He was invited to a forum by the "Eagle Foundation" - the right leaning group headed by Phillis Schlafly. (eagleforum.org)
During the discussion he made references to several national policy issues that are popular subjects among Black Americans. Of course, being that he is from the hard right wing - his comments would be said to be "speaking in color code" as he is indirectly referencing Black people when he states that minimum wage laws hurt unskilled workers. He also made reference to how certain ailments are perpetuated by those who have single parent headed households, don't finish high school and have a high rate of crime. CLEARLY he was referencing Black people.
Upon hearing this - the average Black person would be inclined to go on the attack and call this man A RACIST for daring to use Black people as such a reference in his talk.
OK - fine. I accept this as the result of when a WHITE RIGHT WINGER does this.
Now let us fast forward to THE WHITE LIBERAL!!!
In the newspaper today was a White Man who can make my blood curdle every time that I hear him. He even outpaces journalist Bill Moyers in that regard. His name is Jonathan Kozol.
In my view Jonathan Kozol is a WHITE SUPREMACIST. No I did not say that he "hates Black people". No I did not say that he is a member of the Klan. I do say that after years of spending time in all Black school environments - he does not believe that Black people have the capacity of producing quality educational outcomes. He believes that the only hope for Black people to receive a quality education is for us to promote SCHOOL INTEGRATION and thus have a White kid sitting in the same classroom as we do.
(See my sister blog site - What Do What Liberals Think Of You? http://functionalculture.blogspot.com/2007/08/what-does-whtie-liberal-think-of-you.html)
Now don't get me wrong - Kozol is very popular among BLACK school administrators. He speaks their language when he places the blame on our school performance on the lack of national commitment and on the lack of resources. They stand to benefit if more money is sent into these schools. I have read 2 of Mr. Kozol's books from cover to cover. He makes use of BLACK PEOPLE as POSTER CHILDREN for his leftist advocacy.
Why then is it RACIST for "Robert Murphy" to make references to Black social ills to advance HIS theories but Mr. Kozol is raised up as a hero for advancing Black social ills in HIS manifesto?
Please understand me - Kozol uses the Black poster child to get the GOVERNMENT to change their ways so that Black people can benefit.
Mr. Murphy uses the Black poster child in hopes that BLACK PEOPLE will change our ways and stop accepting FLAWED ECONOMICS, POLITICAL & SOCIAL POLICIES that have more evidence affirming them than does Mr. Kozol.
The Black popular political position, being left of center - repudiates Mr. Murphy's position but cheerleads Mr. Kozol's position.
I plan to purchase "The Politically Correct Guide To Capitalism" and read it just as I have purchased two of Mr. Kozol's books. I will then be able to determine which one (or if both) has a spirit of "supremacy" over Black people that they reference in their discussions.